CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (Aug 4):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 1,84,80,862; Total Deaths: 6,98,257 Recovered: 1,17,06,691 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 70,314; Total Deaths: 9,850 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 27,51,665; Total deaths: 94,702 CANADA:- Total Cases: 1,17,031; Total Deaths: 8,947 CHINA:- Total Cases: 84,464 ; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 1,91,295; Total Deaths: 30,294 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 2,12,331; Total Deaths: 9,232 INDIA:- Total Cases: 18,64,561; Total Deaths: 39,057 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 1,15,056; Total Deaths: 5,388 IRAN:- Total Cases: 3,14,786; Total Deaths: 17,617 ITALY:- Total Cases: 2,48,229; Total Deaths: 35,166 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 38,687 ; Total Deaths: 1012 MEXICO:- Total Cases: 4,43,813; Total Deaths: 48,012 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 55,470; Total Deaths: 6,149 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 1,12,593; Total Deaths: 2,115 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 8,61,423; Total Deaths: 14,351 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 14,423; Total Deaths: 301 SPAIN:-Total Cases: 3,44,134; Total Deaths: 28,472 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 81,012; Total Deaths: 5,744 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 35,746; Total Deaths: 1,981 UAE:- Total Cases: 61,352; Total Deaths:351 UK:- Total Cases: 3,05,623; Total Deaths: 46,210 US:- Total Cases: 48,63,077; Total Deaths: 1,58,975 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
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The Dems' gamut of criteria:- Gender: It should be a woman; Race: Preference for color; Region: Not this time; Ideology: No extremes

Joe Biden's preference:- Is looking for "trust," “simpatico with me” and "talks to you privately any differences" post-election!

Joe Biden knows Kamala Harris' efficiency first-hand as she was his opponent in the Primary and she has colour. But not Elizabeth Warren, the woman of potential ideas. As for a 'tainted' Rice, she has worked with him in the White House and is “simpatico with me.” But he should know personal relationship alone will not work when the country has lost everything in a bungled pandemic, and reconstruction stares at you. However, that comes later!

Or a choice could as well be emerging from nowhere, an unlisted dark horse swaying to his tunes like a duck.

Members of the trust set up by the Waqf Board to build a new mosque in lieu of the demolished Babri masjid met the Ayodhya District Magistrate and took possession of the land certificates.
Yediyurappa is "clinically stable." He and his daughter were hospitalised in Bengaluru as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors. Governor Banwarilal Purohit is in home quarantine and is being seen by doctors from Kauvery hospital, Chennai.
The superstar was discharged from Nanavati hospital on Sunday as he tested negative for coronavirus. His son and actor Abhishek, who was also admitted in the hospital alongwith Amitabh on July 11, is still under treatment in the hospital.
The Home Minister was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on Sunday afternoon as he had developed minor symptoms of coronavirus and the test result came positive. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo who met Shah yesterday has gone into home quarantine.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has cancelled his scheduled visit to Ayodhya for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram temple on August 5. Uttar Pradesh has lost 1,677 lives so far to coronavirus, with over 100 deaths reported from Lucknow. Kamal was the only woman Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh.
Jaya Jaitly, who was an associate of socialist George Fernandes, the then Defence Minister in the Vajpayee-led, rightist NDA Government, was caught on tape taking 'bribe' from sting-operators of a fictitious company for defence procurement deal.
The Politico fiasco reminds us of Indian statesman VK Krishna Menon's 'election' from Mumbai several decades ago, although this one was not motivated.

A piece of paper bearing the words 'Kamala Harris' was seen displayed from Biden's hand on Tuesday and photographers had clicked that. It could have started the speculation, it is said.

Happy B'Day to You, Sonu Ji! On July 30 the actor will celebrate his 47th birthday by organising free medical camps all over the country.

TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, who came to know of the tractor bonanza, seized the moment to share the limelight. He tweeted soon enough: "Spoke with @SonuSood ji & applauded him for his inspiring effort to send a tractor to Nageswara Rao’s family..."

Same day, August 5, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is planned to address a special session of the PoK Assembly to mark the 'Black Day' of India's "constitutional terrorism." It is the anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that had given special status to J&K.
According to locals, Shankar has medicinal values and fetches Rs 2,000 a kg. The catch was 8 feet long and 5 feet wide. Shankar fish is eaten widely in Bengal.

  • The high tech labs (high throughput facilities) can do 10,000 corona tests each, every day. With this, India will have the capacity for doing 5 lakh tests a day, which is further being enhanced to 10 lakh soon.
  • The labs are enabled to test other diseases also like Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cytomegalovirus, Chlamydia, Neisseria, Dengue, etc. Therefore, it's an investment for the future too, Modi said.

Till a therapy is found, prevention is cure:

  1. Wearing face mask;
  2. Maintaining physical distance; and,
  3. Frequent hand-washing with soap

Abhishek, 44, and his actor-father Amitabh Bachchan, 77, are still in the hospital. The whole Bachchan family had undergone the corona testing on July 11. The result of Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh's wife and actor, came negative.

More and more elderly people are surviving the attack of the corona epidemic in the Indian villages. Doctors say it is their innate courage providing strength to their immune system.

These large centres will serve the people of the regions in a substantial way as 10,000 tests will be conducted at each centre every day from day one. The labs are enabled to test other diseases also like Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cytomegalovirus, Chlamydia, Neisseria, Dengue, etc.
Grown in Pampore, south of Srinagar, Kashmiri saffron is said to be the best and finest. The GI certification will prevent adulteration of the saffron. A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a sign used for products that can be identified with a specific geographical origin.
Kim Jong-un ordered a "maximum emergency system" to check its spread. Pyongyang alleges a runaway who went to South Korea three years ago returned with the infection last week. It claims so far there has been no case as it was quick to close its borders when six months ago the epidemic began spreading in the world.

"This challenge is complicated and made even more severe, seeing that it is sweeping through an area that is the most challenged area in the State for Covid-19" - Governor Abbott

The Chief Minister said that on doctors' advice he was being admitted to Chirayu Hospital in the State. It is reported that he contracted the virus on a visit to Lucknow to attend Lalji Tandon's funeral. Minister Arvind Singh Bhadoria who accompanied him is also corona positive.
Favipiravir has shown promising results in fighting covid in mild and moderate cases. Glenmark's reduced price of its Favipiravir branded as FabiFlu is Rs 75 per tablet and the treatment for 14 days costs Rs 10,200.

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